News BulletsBy Christian
June 14, 2000 - 7:48 PM
- According to an article on Yahoo, the Gaylactic Network has just announced the finalists for its annual Spectrum Awards, "created to honor works in science fiction, fantasy and horror that deal positively with gay characters, themes and issues." Nominees include DS9's 'Rejoined' in the 'Hall of Fame - Media' category and Trek novelist Diane Duane for her non-Trek book series 'Tale of the Five' in the 'Hall of Fame - Other' category. The awards will be handed out at Gaylaxicon 2000, the group's 11th annual convention, in Washington, DC in October. Thanks go out to Jeff 'Koganuts' Koga for this!
- An article by James Gordon Meek at APBNews.com talks about a contest by an online car magazine for the best speeding excuses in the country. Several of the winners apparently said they were dressed as Star Trek characters and used a little humor to "beam themselves" out of speeding tickets. Thanks again to Jeff 'Koganuts' Koga for this!
- In the United Kingdom, the store chain 'Woolworths' is currently running a 2-for-1 promotion on 'Deep Space Nine' and 'Voyager' season 1 videos. Two tapes together now cost £9.99.
- The people at Space.com send along word that about the new Astronorama tournament they'll be organising. Astronorama is an online astronomy and science fiction trivia game in which players try to outwit the game's sardonic android host, the Quizitron 9000. The Quizitron is brought to life by the voice of Robert Picardo (the Holodoc). Throughout the summer, Astronorama players with the highest scores will be able to win items such as celestial navigation packages and, SF DVDS and a grand prize of a DVD player.
- Nellie Andreeva at the Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Daniel Hugh Kelly has been cast as president John F. Kennedy in the NBC mini-series 'Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot'. Kelley appeared as Sojef in 'Star Trek: Insurrection'.
- AnotherUniverse has put up the new TV commercial for the upcoming 'X-Men' movie, showing more scenes from the film, including several featuring Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard).
- According to a new Zap2it.com article, Alfre Woodard ('First Contact', Lily Sloane) was one of the several big-name actors to attend a rally supporting the Screen Actors Guild's strike against producers of commercials. Previously several hundred actors, including over twenty Trek actors, already publicly endorsed the actions.
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